Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?
1 Samuel 26:19
Now, therefore, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his slave. If the LORD has stirred thee up against me, let him smell the fragrance of an offering, but if they were the sons of men, let them be cursed before the LORD, for they have driven me out this day from joining myself to the inheritance of the LORD, saying, Go, serve other gods.
Thou shalt not travel about as a talebearer among thy people; neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour. I am the LORD.
Whosoever secretly slanders his neighbour, I will cut off; he that has a high look and a proud heart I will not suffer.
Their judges shall be thrown down from strong places; they shall hearken unto my words; for they are sweet.
The perverse man sows strife, and the tale bearer separates princes.
An evil doer gives heed to false lips, and a liar gives ear to the tongue which curses.
The words of a talebearer seem smooth, but they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
The north wind drives away rain, so does an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.
Of the ruler who hearkens unto the lying word, all his ministers are evil.
Also do not take to heart all the words that are spoken lest thou hear thy slave speak evil of thee:
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of our nature; and it is set on fire of hell.